JAPAN’S GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR GRASSROOTS HUMAN SECURITY PROJECTS (GGP)
Two local Government primary schools were the latest recipients to received grants funding at a total of SAT $607,000.00 from the Government of Japan through signing ceremonies held today (December 06) at the Embassy in Apia.
The selected schools are Taelefaga Primary School and Lona Primary School.
His Excellency, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signed over the grants to the representatives of the two primary schools.
“The Project for the Reconstruction of Taelefaga Primary School” valued at (SAT$229,000) will carry out the construction of a canal on the southern side of the school building to collect all the water from the mountain side and let it flow away from the school site. The current school building have had experienced constant leakage of water from the southern side that rendered 4 classrooms unusable most of the times throughout the year and had caused a lot of deteriorations to its toilet facilities. In addition, the funds will also carry out necessary renovations and tiling of all 8 classrooms as well as the reconstruction of the toilet facilities.
“The Project for the Reconstruction of Lona Primary School” (SAT 378,000) which will reconstruct its current school building that has been deteriorated from cyclones of past years. This includes 8 new classrooms, a staff room, a library or computer lab and a toilet block for students and teachers.
In his speech, Ambassador acknowledged the importance of proper educational facilities in the learning process within the communities and reaffirmed the commitment and continuous support of the Government of Japan towards improving basic education facilities at grassroots level
He added that with these assistances will further build stronger relationship between Japan and Samoa.
Japan’s “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” provides assistance to non-governmental organizations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that have a direct impact on the well-being of communities.